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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/6] ARM: cpuidle: Unify the ARM64/ARM DT approach
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Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org> writes:

> There is a big number of cpuidle drivers for the ARM architecture.
>
> These drivers have been cleaned up and grouped into the drivers/cpuidle
> directory to keep track of the changes more easily and ensure the code
> is following the same scheme across the drivers.
>
> That had the benefit of simplifying the code and factor out a lot of common
> parts. Beside that, as the drivers belong to the 'drivers' directory, we had
> to split the arch specific bits and the generic code in order to keep
> everything self contained. The platform driver paradigm was used for this
> purpose.
>
> Unfortunately, this approach is now no longer accepted and a different solution
> must be provided to reach the same goal: one example is the Qualcomm cpuidle
> driver upstreaming attempt [1].
>
> In the meantime, ARM64 developed a generic cpuidle driver based on DT definition.
>
> The DT definition provides an 'enable-method' to specify one of the cpu
> operations (PSCI, ...).
>
> This patchset unify this driver with ARM32, using the same DT definition.
>
> Thanks with this patchset we can use the 'enable-method' to specify a cpu
> operations, hence get rid of the platform driver approach and go further in the
> cpuidle driver flexibility via the DT.

I really like that these two are unified now.

Acked-by: Kevin Hilman <khilman@linaro.org>



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